All articles about Cultivators

Explore the features of tine and disc cultivators for shallow tillage, deep cultivation and subsoiling, for creating fine seedbeds to encourage seed germination, power- and ground-driven rotary cultivators for straw, stubble and crop residue incorporation and to cut crop establishment costs.

Advice and tips

CULTIVATORS

6 ways to improve autumn soil cultivation regimes

Many operators can be guilty of pulling the cultivator out the shed, heading to the field and cracking on with ground work, with the only parameter of success the sight…

CULTIVATORS

How, why and when to mole drain

Soggy fields, ruts deeper than your wellies and bubbling water from broken drains are all telltale signs your field drainage could do with a boost. It’s only in a wet…

EVENTS

Latest high-speed disc cultivators set to work at Tillage-Live

Designed primarily for shallow cultivation of stubbles, the short disc cultivator, has become an increasingly popular farming tool – and so the makes, models, features and options available have multiplied. Underlining their appeal,…

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Case studies

CULTIVATORS

£90,000 Koeckerling cultivator proves a hit for Herts farmers

Koeckerling’s biggest Allrounder cultivator comes with a rather shocking £90,000 price tag, but its ability to form a decent seed-bed and eat thousands of acres means it has already justified…

ARABLE

Video: Grower cuts fuel costs as new drill hits blackgrass

The need to slash soaring fuel costs while tackling blackgrass at the same time has led to a wholesale change in establishment system on one Leicestershire estate. Farming 1,130ha of…

CULTIVATION AND DRILLING

How new packer rollers extend farmer’s drilling window

Packer rollers and presses may be one of the more mundane components of any cultivation fleet, but they are often a key element in making seedbed preparation a success – or a failure.…

MACHINERY

Farmer's home-made subsoiler-harrow smashes clay soils

Hayling Island farmer Simon Walter has come up with the perfect system for transforming his tough clay land into a fluffy seed-bed in just one pass. His home-brewed cultivator uses…

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Insights

CULTIVATORS

10 single-pass cultivator options for heavy land

Heavy cultivation might not be the trendiest of topics these days, but machines that can whip up a seed-bed in a single pass are still in high demand. Since it…

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News

CULTIVATORS

Horsch adds mechanical weeding options for herbicide challenges

Mindful of continued pressure on crop protection products, the latest cultivation developments from Horsch centre around mechanical methods of weed control and stubble destruction. Alongside its continued investment in sprayers,…

CULTIVATION AND DRILLING

Monster 12m cultivator added to Kuhn Optimer range

Two new disc cultivators, including a huge 12m version, have been added to Kuhn’s Optimer range. The 9m and 12m versions will join the 4m, 5m, 6m, and 7.5m machines…

CULTIVATORS

Agricast builds bolt-on disc gangs for Simba harrows

Lincolnshire firm Agricast has strengthened its association with Simba cultivators by offering bolt-on disc gangs for all types of the defunct maker's disc harrows. Apparently, many customers have been unable…

CEREAL DRILLS

Pottinger Aerosem drills save seed with part-width shut-off

Pottinger has added a part-width shut-off system to its mounted Aerosem drills that works to a virtual boundary and switches off 1m sections in sequence until the ground is covered.…

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Test and reviews

MACHINERY

Spirit fertiliser and seed into place

Growers in Scotland who like to put down some fertiliser with their cereal seed will welcome the  the Spirit Next System Disc Combo (SDC). Using standard components throughout, the SDC…

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Video

MACHINERY

Video: At the Auctions - Rainthorpe Farms sale

Farmers arrived from all corners of the country to see 375 lots get knocked down at one of the largest arable estates in recent years. Farmers Weekly was on hand…

ARABLE

Video: Grower cuts fuel costs as new drill hits blackgrass

The need to slash soaring fuel costs while tackling blackgrass at the same time has led to a wholesale change in establishment system on one Leicestershire estate. Farming 1,130ha of…

Tillage Event 2009

The two Tillage 2009 events take place at Down Ampney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire on 15 September and Kelso, Roxburghshire on 1 October. Both events offer farmers a great chance to see the latest…

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